Winner of the Sonderpreis Klavier (Special Pianists’ Prize) at the 2016 Internationaler Wettbewerb für Liedkunst Stuttgart, Renate Rohlfing is active as a vocal accompanist, chamber musician, and orchestral pianist.. She has performed with many of the world's leading artists, including James Conlon, Anna Netrebko, Frederica von Stade, Alan Gilbert, and John Adams, and her performances have taken her to the most prestigious festivals and halls around the world, including Carnegie Hall, the Ravinia Festival, Amsterdam’s Musiekgebouw, London’s Royal Albert Hall, and the David Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. Singers have partnered with Ms. Rohlfing to win First Prize at the Naumburg Foundation Competition (2014) and the Young Concert Artists Competition (2012 & 2015). She was Second Prize winner at the Wigmore Hall Song Competition in 2015 with baritone Samuel Hasselhorn.
An accomplished chamber musician, Ms. Rohlfing is a founding member of the critically acclaimed piano trio, Longleash. An “expert young trio” praised for its “subtle and meticulous musicianship” (Strad Magazine UK) and for navigating “an incredible breadth of musical styles with technical expertise and expressive innovation”, Longleash balances a full performing schedule in venues such as Merkin Hall (NY), San Francisco Center for New Music, and Trondheim Chamber Music Festival in Norway, among others. Ms. Rohlfing has served as a resident pianist at prestigious festivals such as the Cincinnati May Festival, and was invited for four seasons to return to The Ravinia Festival in Chicago.
Upcoming highlights include recital tours in Europe and the United States with baritone Samuel Hasselhorn, a return to music staff at Opera Philadelphia and Spoleto Festival USA, and concerts and university residencies with Longleash at Scandinavia House (NY) and across the United States. Ms. Rohlfing is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii, and a graduate of The Juilliard School.